Our centre is currently closed, but we are teaching online. If you would like to take classes with us, please drop us an email at learn@zabaan.com and we will get back to you.

Evening Hindi Classes

Designed specifically for the working professional or full-time student, our 90-minute evening group Hindi classes are held after working hours twice a week for ten weeks so you can achieve your language proficiency goals without disrupting your busy schedule.

Intensive Hindi Courses

If you want to fast track your language learning, our intensive Hindi courses cover more ground in less time.  Ideal for students who wish to be fully immersed, these courses are offered every weekday for four intense weeks.

Urdu Classes

Zabaan conducts regular Saturday classes for Hindi speakers or advanced Hindi students who wish to learn to learn how to read and write Urdu. Sign-up for our Certificate Course in Urdu Script and start your language learning journey today!

Customised Classes

For students with specific goals or a unique schedule, private lessons are custom tailored to improve your language skills at a pace and learning style that’s right for you. These can be scheduled one-on-one or in small groups at our centres or online.

Success Stories

 

As India’s premier foreign language school with centres in New Delhi and Mumbai, Zabaan provides high-quality instruction in more than fifteen languages — both modern and classical — originating from South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. United by a passion for language learning and decades of collective teaching experience, Zabaan’s multinational team of teachers has a proven track record of success in achieving proficiency for their students. Zabaan is widely known for its Hindi classes for expats and foreigners and Urdu classes for Hindi speakers.

Who do we work with

Our students include diplomats from many High Commissions and Embassies in New Delhi and Mumbai; they also include staff from international media sector, business professionals from the corporate sector, NGO workers, actors, film producers and directors, as well as their spouses, partners and other family members.

Our current and former students include people from:

High Commission of Singapore

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Embassy of UAE

Middlebury College

Qatar Embassy

Australian National University

United States Air Force

Harvard University

United States Department of Defence

University of Princeton

Samsung

University of Wisconsin Madison

Sony

University of California, Berkeley

Fulbright Scholars

Yale University

 

What our students say

I have completed two Hindi intensives at Zabaan and I have to say that this school is amazing. The knowledge of Hindi grammar, sentence structure, script, tenses, etc. from every teacher is impeccable. They are truly grammartarians.

David, 7 May 2019

Having studied both Hindi and Urdu at Zabaan for over two years, I have nothing but praise for the hard work all the staff puts in to make learning interesting, inspiring and efficient.

Pia, 30 April 2019

In my experience, Zabaan stands out for its combination of teachers who know Hindi in depth but also have an incredibly profound and helpful meta-understanding of the language–things like grammar, syntax, and tone/context.

Thomas, 26 January 2019

Read more about the learning experience at Zabaan on our testimonials page.

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New courses!

 

At Zabaan, we are working constantly on new courses and materials and teaching methodologies! We are proud to introduce four new courses as part of our offerings in Delhi. Check them out!

Hindi Courses for intermediate and advanced leaners
If you are an intermediate or advanced learner of Hindi, we have some good news for you! You can now pick and choose from our short courses on specific grammar topics in Hindi. We are starting with four new courses in this series, and hopefully, we’ll be adding a few more in the coming months! Stay tuned!
Basic Conversational Hindi

This course is meant for students who would like to pick up basic constructions and patterns in Hindi that can help in day to day interactions. More emphasis will be placed on learning useful phrases and vocabulary and speaking in Hindi in class. There is no reading and writing component in this course.

Basic Conversational Hindi
Our special course on Urdu ghazals is now available online! In this course, we go over some technical terms associated with ghazals and read and discuss some of the famous ghazals and nazms in class.

If you are a ghazal fan and/or if you would like to learn more about them, sign-up for our upcoming batches for this course!

Basic Conversational Hindi
This course is the first in our two-course series for Urdu for Hindi speakers. In this course, you will learn how to read and write the Nastaliq script in just five weeks!

The course will also introduce you to the fundamentals of Persio-Arabic script and, as such, it will be useful for learners of Persian and to an extent, of Arabic, as well.

Basic Conversational Hindi
This course is meant for Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi speakers who would like to learn how to read and write the Gurmukhi script. It comprises four sessions of 1.5 hours each. Apart from learning the script, the course will also introduce some common grammatical differences between Hindi and Punjabi, so that students can read and translate Punjabi texts.

Book Classes

 

Take classes at our centre in Kailash Colony, New Delhi, or online via Skype or Google Hangouts.

Latest Blog Posts

 

We love writing about language learning and teaching and our teachers’ and students’ language learning experiences! Read some of our latest blog posts here:

Haafiz–the one who protects

The trilateral root 'ha-fi-za' in Arabic means to protect, preserve, guard or sustain. Hifz is the noun form of the root and it means 'preservation' or 'protection'. In Hindi/Urdu we also use hifaazat (protection, safety) which is a derivative of the same root....

Kamaal–the State of Perfection

Ka-ma-la, the Arabic trilateral root for 'perfection'. Most Hindi/Urdu speakers are familiar with this root from usages like kamaal ka meaning 'excellent, wonderful' and 'kamaal hai!' which means 'Great!' but more often than not, it expresses a sense of frustration as...

Lockdown Diary Day 17: A New Lexicon

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about the new words that have been coined in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.   Much like most of humanity, I have spent pretty much the last 16 days at home. Today is Day 17 and, at the very least, I would suspect I have another 8...

The Remarkable Use of English in India

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about some interesting and amusing usages in Indian English.   When I left India for the first time, I was in my late teens, freshly educated in a Scottish Baptist school, and taught English by Englishmen who were very intolerant...

Comprehending Shakespeare

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about reading Shakespeare and why he is still relevant today.   “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,  Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,  To the last syllable of recorded time;   And all our yesterdays have lighted fools ...

Urdu — The Maddening Language of Love

In this blog Rakesh Saraf talks about the challenges he faced while learning how to read and write Urdu.    “Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning. And the Hebrews learn it backwards, which is absolutely frightening.”   I remember these...

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